#NigeriaDecides: Where Are The Voters? Low Turnout in Polling Units Across the Nation!
Despite the massive, colourful and not to forget very expensive campaigns that has rocked the Nation for months and most especially in the last two weeks for the governorship polls; it is quite surprising and alarming that there is a very low voters turnout as reported by our correspondents across the nation.
Apparently, the Presidential election holds a lot of weight as far as the Nation is concerned…for according to reports and feelers from Xclusive Magazine‘s field correspondents, INEC officials are waiting impatiently for the electorates to come out and be accredited so as to be eligible to participate in the exercise.
In several parts of the Nation, nothing could be pointed at for being the cause of this truancy on the parts of the electorates, however, in some parts, it can be attributed to fear. In lagos, particularly, especially in areas like Ojo, an area largely dominated by the Igbos, in Alimosho, Epe, Lekki Apapa and even Surulere.
According to Ifeanyi Mark who is a field Correspondent in Maiduguri, there is relatively no turn out in Borno unlike the March 28 Presidential elections, and the story is the same in Yobe.
In Abakaliki, there are also reports of low turnout of voters, while in Kano, INEC officials are literally sitting with folded hands waiting for the voters to change their minds and come out to be accredited and the story is not different in Kwara.
In a particular local government in Kaduna, shaaba to be precise, the electorate are still absent as we speak!
Meanwhile, this is a very disturbing development for the political parties, as they have become anxious and accusing fingers are already pointing.
The threatening comment of the Oba will not be laid to rest as the PDP in Lagos have attributed the low turnout in some areas to the Oba’s threats.
As far as security is concerned though, there is relative peace in most part of the nation apart from Port Harcourt, where sporadic gun shots have been heard earlier in the morning.
The accreditation process is over and the election proper started by 1:30pm.
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